In her poignant and touching memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson, shares for the first time how her husband's HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago sent her life and marriage in a frightening new direction.
On November 7, 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who tuned in as he shared his news, Magic's revelation became a seminal moment for the nation. Now twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day - from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would, too, be infected with the virus, and their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is far more than Cookie's account of surviving that trauma; it is the story of her marriage with Earvin and the nearly three decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined they'd take.
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Good story about relationships, love and resilience! it was also a wonderful illustration of how families stick together no matter what.
I really enjoyed this book! It reminded me that we all have a journey, and just because it doesn't fit within a traditional mode doesn't mean that good isn't in it. Well done, Cookie!
This story reminds readers that athletes and stars are normal people too. Her story at times reminded me of myself then others times I wondered why bother with Magic, he was too fickle for me, but then again, the life style and who he was, I guess I understand why she stayed. Her story is interesting enough to keep you engaged.
What a great story!! Very transparent and real. She discussed the topics many stray away from.
Thank you so much for sharing so much Cookie Johnson! A Very Inspiring Story!
This book is good but not great. I applaud Cookie Johnson for sharing her story, but aside from Magic contracting HIV and them living through it, her life was really no different from any other married woman's life. Ups, downs and the like.
"By His Grace I can do this!"
love it. you never know what anyone is going through when you're on the outside looking in thanks for sharing your story it gives me a different perspective and Outlook on life in the spotlight. your gracefulness represents God himself.
The narrator was ver good. There were many times I had stop and tell myself this is not Cookie Johnson speaking as I found myself completely engaged. The content was gripping as I hung onto every word. I loved it and will recommend to all. You dont have to be a lover of Magic Johnson to learn something from this book, but someone who loves.
Very well written..Cookie Johnson is a very inspirational person. Not sure I could go through everything she went through! Must Read!
"Inspiring and truly Authentic!"
I recommend this memoir for all women who can be inspired by a testimony beyond measure! Thank you @cjbycookie for your transparency and sharing your story.
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